You know that getting protein is important, but sometimes finding a way to fit it into your diet can be a little challenging.

What happens without enough protein? Too little protein in your diet can lead to a number of things like difficulty focusing, low energy or achy joints. The FDA credits protein with supporting each cell of your body, and says it’s in charge of fluid balance, immune response, and vision, as well as hair, skin and nail health.

According to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health, we should be eating 7 grams of protein per 20 pounds of body weight. That roughly equates to 50 grams of protein for a 140-pound person each day. If you’re keeping a close eye on this key nutrient, and you should, you might be looking for more methods on how to get more protein.

These three strategies will have you maintaining strength through healthy eating in ways you hadn’t thought about.

Revive recipes 
A way to create protein-packed meals is to subtly sneak it into a food. Try this Chocolate Protein Zucchini Bread for fresh-out-of-the-oven warmth on a wintry day. Made with creamy chocolate fudge organic protein powder with 21 grams of protein per serving. If you’re looking for more ways to meet your protein needs, check out these recipes with protein.

Embed in spreads
Bump plain peanut-butter up a couple of notches and enhance other nut butters when you supercharge these spreads with organic protein powder. Simply mix a small spoonful of protein powder into a serving of peanut butter to enjoy on toast, or blend protein powder into almond or cashew butter to enjoy a quick meal or small side with added protein.

Set and forget
Overnighting protein-rich dishes is an easy way to incorporate more of this macronutrient. Ready-to-drink shakes make for great overnight “proats” and organic protein powder adds kick to this Vegan Keto Chocolate Pudding recipe. Say “Good night” and “Hello” to meeting your protein needs in one step.

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